Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)
The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is an attached agency of the Department of Finance and is primarily tasked to ensure the proper accounting of the National Government’s transactions. Furthermore, the Bureau is tasked to oversee the cash and asset management of the Philippine government and to undertake its financing and liability management. As the principal custodian of the financial and physical assets of the government, the BTr makes funding available for various government projects and programs, and assists in the formulation of policies on the borrowing, investment, and capital market activities of the PH government. The Bureau is also responsible for managing the PH government’s cash resources and public debt. The Bureau of the Treasury is also tasked to manage government securities.
TERMINOLOGIES AND FAST FACTS
The range of investment products offered by the government to fund ongoing projects and services. As these are backed by the full taxing power of the sovereign state, GS are practically free from default, making these appealing to investors who are looking to widen their investment portfolios without much risk.
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TYPES OF GOVERNMENT SECURITIES
In the Philippines, there are 5 types of GS. These are the following:
These are peso-denominated GS in tenors of 91,182, and 364 days and are sold at a discount. Click here for the latest offering of Treasury Bills from the BTr.
These are peso-denominated GS which mature beyond one year and are sold at a face value on origination. Click here for the latest offering of Treasury Bonds from the BTr.
These GS are also peso-denominated and mature beyond one year and are offered to retail investors. Click here for the latest offering of Retail Treasury Bonds from the BTr.
These short-term debt securities are offered by the Philippine government that also provides investors a chance to win rewards every quarter. Click here for the latest Premyo Bonds offering of the BTr.
A counterpart to the Peso Retail Treasury bonds, these are medium- to long-term debt securities in dollar denomination offered to retail investors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- GS have higher returns than simply putting your money in a time deposit.
- It is practically risk-free as it is a direct obligation of the government that gains an interest every quarter.
- Should the need arise, you can sell GS. You can also gain back your principal upon maturity, provided that you finish the term and have not sold the GS prematurely.